Trump lanza su propia red social /Trump Social Network Reportedly Opens to Testers Ahead of Expected Launch

WASHINGTON.- El expresidente de Estados Unidos Donald Trump (2017-2021) lanzó este lunes su propia red social, «Truth Social» (Verdad Social), para competir con plataformas como Twitter y Facebook, en las que el exmandatario permanece vetado desde principios de 2021.

En la App Store del iPhone, «Truth Social» estaba ya disponible para descargar este lunes en EE.UU., anunciándose como una aplicación en la que no existe «discriminación política», totalmente gratuita y únicamente en lengua inglesa.

La red social impulsada por Trump tiene una interfaz muy similar a la de Twitter, con una página de perfil en la que pueden leerse las «verdades» (equivalentes a los tuits) de los usuarios a los que se sigue, una ventana para buscar a otros internautas y la posibilidad de enviar mensajes privados.

Aunque por el momento solo se puede descargar desde la tienda virtual de Apple, la página web de la red social asegura que la aplicación llegará «pronto» a la de Android.

La plataforma se lanzó este lunes 21 de febrero, festivo en Estados Unidos por la celebración del Día del Presidente, que rinde homenaje a todas las personas que han ocupado ese cargo desde la independencia del país -entre ellos a Trump- y coincide aproximadamente con la fecha de nacimiento del primer presidente de EE.UU., George Washington.

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The Technology 202: Trump plans to launch his own social network in two to  three months - The Washington Post

Trump Social Network Reportedly Opens to Testers Ahead of Expected Launch

The former president has been talking about creating his own social network since he got barred from Twitter, Facebook and Google.

Former President Donald Trump’s new social media platform has reportedly opened to hundreds of beta testers ahead of a possible launch this month or next. About 500 people have started using an early version of Truth Social, according to a report Thursday from Reuters.

The new social media platform is listed as expected to launch on Feb. 21 in Apple’s app store, though Devin Nunes, CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group, has said it will be live by the end of March, according to Reuters.

Social media sites including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube booted Trump from their platforms in 2021 because of concerns that his remarks would incite more violence following the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. By launching his own social network, the former president is trying to reignite his online presence. Trump also launched a blog last year, called From the Desk of Donald J. Trump, but reportedly shut it down after it became the subject of mockery and attracted few readers.

Truth Social will let people choose who to follow, and there will be a feed that’s a “mix of individual posts and an RSS-like news feed,” according to Reuters. People will reportedly be able to post and share “truths,” similar to posting a tweet on Twitter. There is also a direct-messaging feature in the works, according to Reuters.

In addition to Trump, several conservative media figures already have accounts, according to Reuters. As of Wednesday, Trump’s account on Truth Social reportedly had 317 followers.

Trump Media & Technology Group didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Carrie Mihalcik